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National Farm Safety & Health Week

September 15-21 is National Farm Safety & Health Week.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), farm workers are 7x more likely to die on the job than other workers in private industry. Health concerns at farms include machinery accidents, chemicals and pesticides, and injuries from livestock.

For information on these and other environmental and occupational health hazards, check out the following resources.

MedlinePlus–Farm Health and Safety: http://1.usa.gov/15YkGil

Tox Town Farm: http://1.usa.gov/16qSuSH

National Center for Farmworker Health: http://www.ncfh.org/

OSHA: http://1.usa.gov/1bfnqJa

 

 

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